hands-on lab

Deploying Traffic Manager Profile for Weighted Traffic-Routing

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Lab description

Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based traffic load balancer. This service allows you to distribute traffic to your public-facing applications across the global Azure regions. The Weighted traffic-routing method allows you to distribute traffic evenly or to use a pre-defined weighting; the higher the weight, the higher the priority. The weighted method is useful in scenarios like Gradual application upgrade, application migration to Azure, and Cloud-bursting for more capacity.

The weighted method is useful in scenarios like gradual application upgrades by giving a percentage of traffic to route to a new endpoint and for gradually increasing the traffic over time to 100% or for cloud-bursting for more capacity by quickly expanding an on-premises deployment into the cloud by putting it behind a Traffic Manager profile.

In this hands-on lab, you will understand how weighted traffic-routing works by configuring application endpoints across two different Azure locations.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create Traffic Manager profile for weighted traffic-routing
  • Configure application endpoints in the Traffic Manager profile
  • DNS-based Load Balancing

Intended audience

  • Candidates for Network Engineer Associate (AZ-700) certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Networking fundamentals
  • Traffic Manager profile

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author
Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Creating Traffic Manager Profile and Adding a DNS Label to Virtual Machine
Configuring Traffic Manager Endpoints and Validating the Connectivity to the Web Servers